A grateful nation

Published 9:16 pm Thursday, November 15, 2012

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6088 members Durwood Moore (second from left), junior vice commander, and Bob Paciocco (second from right), chaplain, join Walmart representatives John Scott (left) and Jessica Harper at an American “flag” made from stickies. Harper said the messages on the stickies were left by Walmart customers and employees to thank U.S. veterans and active-duty military personnel for their service to the nation. The “flag,” turned over to the VFW on Thursday, will be displayed at the VFW post’s next meeting. See some of the messages in the inset. (WDN Photo/Mike Voss)

About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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